2014 AWARDS

Texprint invites leading industry figures to judge four TEXPRINT® AWARDS: the Body Prize, awarded for the best fashion fabric design in any discipline; the Space Prize, awarded for the best fabric design for interiors and donated by The Clothworkers' Foundation; the Colour Prize, awarded for the best use of colour; and the Pattern Prize, awarded for the most creative pattern and donated by Liberty Art Fabrics

The judges, some of whom work internationally and fly in often just for the day, meet the designers at the Texprint London exhibition. Here they review portfolios, talk at length to the designers, and deliberate carefully, before making their final decisions. 

NEW for 2014: The Miroglio Texprint Award for Digital Innovation - the winner of the internship will be chosen from among Texprint’s 2014 selected designers and, as well as a cash prize, will have the opportunity to go to the company’s headquarters in Piedmont, Italy, and develop his or her work in mass production; present his or her designs to Miroglio Textile’s customers and gain experience and exposure to the marketplace.

The Lululemon Athletica Award, donated by Lululemon Athletica, will be judged at Texprint London. 

The Woolmark Company Texprint Award, donated by The Woolmark Company, and The Miroglio Texprint Award for Digital Innovation, donated by Miroglio Textile Srl, will be judged and presented at Indigo/PremièreVision, Paris, in September. 

*Judges for Texprint Awards 2014 were Sarah Campbell, of legendary textile design partnership Collier Campbell; Eifion Griffiths, CEO of Melin Tregwynt; Sue Roberts, Design Director Home at House of Fraser; Henry Graham, Chief Creative Officer of London retailer Wolf & Badger; and Jill Chatwood, Design Director at Lululemon Athletica. 

*Judges for Texprint Awards 2013 were Tamsin Blanchard, style director, the Telegraph Magazine; Emma Kidd, creative researcher Selfridges; designer Madeleine Press; Deanne Schweitzer, Lululemon Athletica; and Luigi Turconi, from Ratti.  The judges for the Woolmark Texprint Award were John Walsh, managing director of Abraham Moon & Sons, Daliah Simble, head of sourcing & production, and Estelle Williams, collection development manager, at Roland Mouret. The Lululemon Texprint Award was judged in London by Deanne Schweitzer, SVP creation at Lululemon Athletica.

*Judges for Texprint Awards 2012 were Caroline Burstein creative director at Browns Fashion, Neisha Crosland renowned designer with eponymous interiors and accessories brands, and Paul Stamper senior designer, design perspectives, Renault Design.  The judges for the Woolmark Texprint Award were Masahiro Oono textile project manager of Nikke, and James Dracup and James E Sugden OBE directors of Johnstons of Elgin. The Lululemon Texprint Award was judged in London by Sheree Waterson, executive vice president and chief product officer of Lululemon Athletica.

*Judges for Texprint Awards 2011 were Orla Kiely OBE, Sue Timney, David Shah, View Publications, Stuart Stockdale, design director of Jaeger, and Sophie Steller for Spinexpo.  The judges for the Woolmark Texprint Award were Douglas Cordeaux, Fox Brothers & Co, and Keith Walker, managing director of Linton Tweeds.

 

2014 Sponsorship also includes:

Arts Thread: Arts Thread online portfolios for the TEXPRINT® 2013 Top 50 designers selected at interview stage.

Mode Information: All 24 designers to be given a one year subscription to a professional magazine of their choice from a selection specified by Mode Information.

 

R. A. Smart Ltd: Offer to print two lengths of fabric for the designer whose work is considered the most appropriate.

Pantone: The 4 winners of the Texprint prizes to be given a Pantone F+H Colour Guide.

WGSN: All 24 designers to be given a single user licence to WGSN for 1 year, free of charge.